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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 232 232 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I.. You can also browse the collection for 1856 AD or search for 1856 AD in all documents.

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through my whole life, held the practice of Slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have lived for many years in times when the practice was not disgraceful — when the best men in my vicinity thought it not inconsistent with their character; and when it has cost me thousands of dollars for the labor and subsistence of free men, which I might have saved by the purchase of negroes, at times when they were very cheap.--Works of John Adams, Boston, 1856, vol. x., p. 386. Had they been asked to unite in any of the projects of the Sam Houstons, William Walkers, Quitmans, and Slidells of our day, they would have retorted as indignantly as the astonished Syrian to the Hebrew prophet--Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this thing? Oh that they had but known and realized that the wrong which to-day is barely tolerated for the moment, is to-morrow cherished, and the next day sustained, eulogized, and propagated! When Ohio was made a State
ued regularly at Alton until the 17th of August, 1837--discussing Slavery among other topics, but occasionally, and in a spirit of decided moderation. But no moderation could satisfy those who had determined that the subject should not be discussed at all. On the 11th of July, an anonymous hand-bill appeared, calling a meeting at the market-place for the next Thursday, at which time a large concourse assembled. Dr. J. A. Halderman This name reappears in the Border Ruffian trials of Kansas. 1856-8. presided, and Mr. J. P. Jordon was Secretary. This meeting passed the following resolves: 1. Resolved, That the Rev. E. P. Love-joy has again taken up and advocated the principles of Abolitionism through his paper, the Observer, contrary to the disposition and will of a majority of the citizens of Alton, and in direct violation of a sacred pledge and assurance that this paper, when established in Alton, should not be devoted to Abolitionism. 2. Resolved, That we disapprove of the c
ee-State leaders, in Lawrence, which suspended the feud for the present. The Missourians dispersed, and the troubled land once more had peace. In the Spring of 1856, the pro-Slavery party on the Kansas border were reenforced by Col. Buford, from Alabama, at the head of a regiment of wild young men, mainly recruited in South Ca Free State not only, but of one fitted by education and experience to be an apostle of the gospel of Universal Freedom. The Democratic National Convention for 1856 met at Cincinnati on the 2d of June. John E. Ward, of Georgia, presided over its deliberations. On the first ballot, its votes for Presidential candidate were cas. Calhoun, both slaveholders, and thus secured nearly every elector from the Slave States, are conveniently ignored by Mr. Fillmore. The Presidential contest of 1856 was ardent and animated up to the October elections wherein the States of Pennsylvania and Indiana were carried by the Democrats, rendering the election of Buchana
f the soil and the commodities created by the industry of the people of our western valleys and of the Union at large. Hon. Albert G. Brown, Senator from Mississippi, visited Mr. Buchanan at Lancaster soon after his nomination for President in 1856, as one of the Committee appointed by the Convention to apprise him officially of the fact, and was, of course, very cordially received. After his return to Washington, he wrote June 18, 1856. to his friend and constituent, Hon. S. R. Adams, anny South. Please let me hear from you when you have leisure. Mrs. Brodhead joins me in sending kind remembrances to Mrs. Davis and yourself. Sincerely and gratefully your friend, John Brodhead. The Republican National Convention of 1856, in the platform of principles framed and adopted by it, alluded to this subject as follows: Resolved, That the highwayman's plea that might makes right, embodied in the Ostend Circular, was in every respect unworthy of American diplomacy, and
coln and Hamlin by the Republicans the canvass Gov. Seward's closing words. the vote polled for Fremont and Dayton in 1856 considerably exceeded the solid strength, at that time, of the Republican party. It was swelled in part by the personal pited States Senate as necessary deductions from the fundamental law of the land. The Democratic National Convention of 1856 had decided that its successor should meet at Charleston, S. C., which it accordingly did, on the 23d of April, 1860. Ations unanimously adopted and declared as a platform of principles by the Democratic Convention at Cincinnati, in the year 1856, believing that Democratic principles are unchangeable in their nature, when applied to the same subject-matters; and we ran advanced step from the Democratic party. [Mr. Pugh here read the resolves of the Alabama Democratic State Convention of 1856, to prove that the South was then satisfied with what it now rejects. He proceeded to show that the Northern Democrats ha
der its fruits. We do not wish them to give up any political advantage. We urge measures which are demanded by the honor and the safety of our Union. Can it be that they are less concerned than we are? Will they admit that they have interests antagonistic to those of the whole commonwealth? Are they making sacrifices, when they do that which is required by the common welfare? Had New England and some other of the Fremont States revolted, or threatened to revolt, after the election of 1856, proclaiming that they would never recognize nor obey Mr. Buchanan as President, unless ample guarantees were accorded them that Kansas should thenceforth be regarded and treated as a Free Territory or State, would any prominent Democrat have thus insisted that this demand should be complied with Would he have urged that the question of Freedom or Slavery in Kansas should be submitted to a direct popular vote, as the only means of averting civil war? Yet Gov. Seymour demanded the submission
all the forces of Slavery and treason, proceeded openly to cast in his and their lot with the fortunes of the Great Rebellion. Kentucky, despite the secret affiliation of her leading politicians with the traitors, whom many of them ultimately joined, refused from the outset, through the authentic action of her people, to unite her fortunes with those of the Rebellion. Though she had, for some years, been a Democratic State--casting her Presidential vote for Buchanan and Breckinridge, in 1856, by some seven thousand majority Burchanan 74,642; Fillmore 67,416; Fremont 314.--the cloven foot of treason had no sooner been exhibited, by the disruption of the Democratic party at Charleston, than her people gave unmistakable notice that they would acquiesce in no such purpose. Her State Election occurred not long afterward, August 6, 1860. when Leslie Combs, Union candidate for Clerk of her highest Court (the only office filled at this election by the general vote of the State), w
n of my Missouri Compromise letter would do any good, it shall yet be published. In this spirit, Northern aspirants and office-seekers had for years been egging on the leaders of Southern opinion to take higher ground in opposition to Northern fanaticism and in assertion of Southern rights. Gen. John A. Quitman, of Mississippi--an able and worthy disciple of Mr. Calhoun--in a letter written shortly before his death, stated that Senator Douglas, just prior to the Cincinnati Convention of 1856, made complaints to him of the disposition of Southern men to be too easily satisfied, substantially like those of Mr. Buchanan, just quoted. He suggested that they should boldly demand all their rights, and accept nothing less. In this spirit, the following letter from a leading Democrat of Illinois, formerly Governor of that State, was written after the secession of South Carolina: Bellville, Ill., Dec. 28, 1860. dear. Friends: I write to you because I cannot well avoid it. I am,
; Convention of 1843 at, 191; Conventions at, in 1852, 222-3: Whig Convention of 1856 at, 247; Seceders' and Douglas Conventions at, 317-18: other Conventions at, 818ska-Kansas bill. 228; responds to Senator Dixon, 230; in the Dem. Convention of 1856, 216; opposes the Lecompton Constitution, 250; canvasses Illinois with Lincoln, o, 19; 254; letter to his son, 36. law, George, in the American Convention of 1856, 247; his letter to the President, 467-8. lawless, Judge, his charge at St. Liladelphia, Pa., riots at, 126; fugitive-slave arrests at, 216; Convention at in 1856, 247; Peace Meeting at, 362 to 366; Geo. W. Curtis at, 367; speech of President Pinkney, William, of Md., on Missouri, 76. Pittsburgh, Pa., the Convention of 1856 at, 246; excitement at, in regard to the transfer of arms to the South, 408; schs contingent secession, 85. Quitman, John A., in the Democratic Convention of 1856, 246; a filibuster, 270; statement of with regard to Senator Douglas, 512. R.